WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow.

We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows, Yarraville and Carlton. We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families
  • A Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over eighty years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 250 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

What we offer

Gowrie Victoria prides itself on our unique and engaging working environment.

  • We recognise and value the importance of creating a supportive environment and strong, healthy relationships.
  • Our employee engagement levels are in the top 10% for care-based organisations, and 80% of our employee’s rate Gowrie Victoria as a truly great place to work.
  • Targeted, holistic professional development, organisational conferences and social events.
  • An innovative staffing structure which allows teams’ flexible time off the floor for planning, regular outings and the opportunity to participate in communities of practice and other development programs.
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to further research and continuously improve practice for ourselves and the sector.
  • Market competitive remuneration, 15 days personal leave and regular RDOs (RDOs apply to certain fulltime roles only)

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CURRENT VACANCIES

Early Learning Manager/Centre Director

The Early Learning Director/Manager leads the team to deliver a high quality education and care program for the children, families and community at Carlton Learning Precinct. The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the overall operation of the program, and lead the team to establish a strong vision for the service that is aligned to the Gowrie philosophy and the overarching purpose of the learning precinct
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with families and the local community to ensure the programs support the community to thrive
  • Assume all responsibilities of the Nominated Supervisor, and ensure compliance with all NQF requirements and internal policies and procedures
  • Inspire and motivate the team through ongoing coaching and opportunities for learning and development
  • Contribute to the wider organisation by continuously improving practice through collaboration, reflection and working with the leadership team.

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Early Childhood Educator x2, Full Time, The Harbour Docklands

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for two (2) full time educators (Cert III or Diploma) at our existing service in Seafarer Lane, Docklands (known as The Harbour). The Harbour is a 150-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including two integrated kinder programs.

Reporting to the Room Leader, you will contribute in the implementation of a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. Furthermore, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Contribute to documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and reflects children’s curiosity and learning.
  • Actively participate in, share and embed professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

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Room Leader, Full Time, The Harbour Docklands

We are currently recruiting for a full time Room Leader at our existing service on Seafarer Lane, Docklands, known as The Harbour. The Harbour is a 150-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including two integrated kinder programs.

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will lead, coach and inspire a small team of educators in developing and implementing a high-quality early learning program by role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. You will do this by:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coaching and mentoring educators to achieve individual and team goals.
  • Producing documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participating in, sharing and embedding professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

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Early Childhood Educators, Casual, Docklands Kinder

We are currently recruiting for casual educators at our newest service co-located with Docklands Primary School; this is a 66-place service and we operate two rooms providing sessional and integrated kindergarten.

Reporting to the Room Leader, you will contribute to the implementation of a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. Furthermore, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Produce documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participate in, share and embed professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

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Consultant, Part Time Fixed Term, Travel required

We are currently recruiting a Consultant to support our Adult Learning team.

The role of the Consultant is to continue to champion good early childhood education and care by working with organisations and individuals in the Early Childhood sector to improve their practice and service effectiveness.

The Consultant will be a committed and self-motivated individual with the ability to build strong working relationships with their clients and respond flexibly to their needs. They will engage with a portfolio of clients to advise, coach and support them through various projects.

The Consultant will travel to regional Victoria on a regular basis, including overnight stays. This opportunity would suit an experienced professional living outside metropolitan Melbourne who is willing and able to travel at least fortnightly.  The ideal candidate will be able to work flexibly across the week to meet the needs of each client.

The majority of the work is conducted during term time. Initially the roles are part time, offered on a fixed term or casual basis until late term four 2021. We are looking for someone who is able to commit to our clients until the end of 2021 at a minimum.  It is likely there will be a full time, part time or casual ongoing role(s) from term one 2022.

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